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“Why can’t children just go to the park instead of playing in the street?” is a question that pops up everywhere from street meetings, to online comment threads and council meetings. We thought it would be a good idea to give a response from a parent and a research point of view. The parent perspective Parks are great. But the reality is that most parents nowadays simply don’t feel happy to let younger children go to the park on their…

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Bringing the street play movement to Hull

Amy Emmerson posted this in Community, Local activators, Playing Out, Policy on 22/01/2018

Motivated parents and residents around the UK are spreading the idea of opening streets for play. Amy in…

Enabling Street Play by Supporting a Resident-led Movement

Daniella Radice posted this in Activism, Community, Local activators, social change on 19/01/2018

This is not conventional volunteering….. “Play Streets contributes to a number of the Councils’ priorities and fits with…

News from the Playing Out Movement December 2017

posted this in News on 15/12/2017

Welcome to the December newsletter – our 6 monthly round-up of exciting news and developments. Playing Out is…

Road Safety: What do Children Want?

Alice posted this in Childhood, Cycling, Health, Playing Out, Policy, Traffic on 21/11/2017

If fat is a feminist issue, road safety is a children’s rights issue (ok, it’s not as snappy…

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How to keep hold of children’s freedom into the winter

Ingrid Skeels posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Nature on 10/10/2017

It’s that time of year again when everything is just starting to close in, especially for children. The…

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